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From: rickl1@IX.netcom.com (rick)
Written and Perfomed by Patty Griffin         
Album: Flaming Red (A & M Records 1998)
One Big Love Music/Chrome Dog Music(ASCAP)

Angelo          guitar
Jay Joyce       guitar
Doug Lancio     guitar
Ty Tyler        guitar
Daniel Tshian   guitar
Chris Feinstein bass
Mike Joyce      bass
Kenny Aronoff   drums 
Jay Joyce       keyboards 
Giles Reeves    keyboards
Michael Ramos   keyboards
Emmylou Harris  harmony vocals


Mary 

A
Mary
A                 D
You're covered in roses
                  A
You're covered in ashes
                  E
You're covered in rain
                  A
You're covered in baby's
                  D 
You're covered in slashes
                  A
You're covered in wilderness
                  E
You're covered in stains
         A
You cast aside the sheets
          D
You cast aside the shroud
   A                                 E
Of another man who serves the world proud
        A                               D
And you greet another son and you lose another one
        A                    E 
On some sunny day and always you stay
A
Mary
F#m                 D                          A
Jesus said mother I couldn't stay another day longer
   F#m                         D              A
He flies right by and leaves a kiss upon her face
          F#m                     D                      A
While the angels were singing his praises in a blaze of glory
           B7                                 D
Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place
   A
Oh Mary
             D
She moves behind me
                A                 E
She leaves her fingerprints everywhere
               A
Every time the snow drifts
               D
Every way the sand shifts
              A                         E
Even when the night lifts she's always there 
F#m                 D                          A
Jesus said mother I couldn't stay another day longer
    F#m                        D              A
He flies right by and leaves a kiss upon her face
          F#m                     D                      A
While the angels were singing his praises in a blaze of glory
           B7                                 D
Mary stays behind and starts cleaning up the place
A
Oh Mary
                  D
You're covered in roses
                  A
You're covered in ruins
                  E 
You're covered in secrets
                   A
You're covered in tree tops
           D 
Covered in birds
               A                        E
Who can sing a million songs without any words
           A
You cast aside the sheets
          D
You cast aside the shroud
   A                                 E
Of another man who served the world proud
              A                        D
And you greet another son and you lose another one
        A             E
On some sunny day and always you stay
A
Mary


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